Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Content Media Acquires Rights to Mick Ronson Doc

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Content Media Acquires Rights to Mick Ronson Doc

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Content Media has acquired worldwide sales rights to the timely music documentary, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.

President of film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and distribution Jonathan Ford are introducing Jon Brewer's film to the market this week.

While the film is expected to capitalise on global fascination for the late David Bowie himself, who died in January this year, the subject is his frequent collaborator and guitar virtuoso Ronson.

As a member of Bowie's backing band The Spiders From Mars in the early 1970's, Ronson contributed to some of the most iconic compositions, lyrics and recordings in contemporary music.

He recorded several solo albums and also earned a reputation as a sought-after session musician who played with Ian Hunter, Lou Reed and Morrissey and toured with Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story features previously unseen archival footage and pictures from photographer Mick Rock chronicling Ronson's career until his death from liver cancer in 1993 at the age of 46. …

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